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feels so terrible i can see that you want them to succeed. and nobody faults the drug company. i've been a teacher for 40 years if the student fails they say their something wrong with me. there's something wrong where is the pharmaceutical companies if they can't keep their drug prices down and forego those ohio salaries in order to save people. that's their job not just to make money and they can do that. 18 thousand people signed this ballot measure to get it on board. everybody is backing this measure. people who haven't spoken to each other in 20 years are backing this because this is the
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good thing for that the people of 70 >> mr. that infamous. i don't care whether the drug companies fail but i care that repel amelia reach gets interrupted. the futures of the company's i don't care about but i care about the net medical research which lives are riding on that's where i favor using the money. i put in the voters hand good things to put money into and i listed thirty cancers companies and i urge you to donate to those companies. we need more medical research not less. there's a lot of hard choices but if you're trying to save a maximum number of lives the more
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medical research the bhert. i'd like to close the program with a few comments >> i donate to almost everyone medical nonprofit. i even what can for aids, for diabetes, for breast cancer envy sister a breast cancer survivor. i can important patrick's she's a parkinson's survivor but people are turned away from cylinders they have to choose between their food and their drugs. we need, we need foe serve more people. we're not going to hurt the pharmaceutical industry we're asking them to give us for those people the children, the
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elderly, the disabled and those surviving from hiv aids a little help. i think they can do it and it would help them to be hell up >> at the. >> mr. faulkner. >> i've been an elected official i've seen many people with aids die. what happened is with modern medical research they're getting positive results. money is needed for medical research. i hate to be a modern groperer but money it needed to save lives. in particular those who have hiv aids san francisco is well provided forever the federal government pays a lot of the costs. i want the drugs available to help people because i've known
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people will today of those awe flishgsdz my vaug is that i favor medical research promoted by every one >> thank you. we he hope this discussion has been informative for more information please invest sf remember it's available for voting from 5 to 8:00 p.m.easier. >> do you know know your greg giving hurts from your wifi you may think that computers are kufz but when you know what you need it gets easier. a computer is made up of many
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different parts and each part as a specific job the k public works u is the brains of the compute. it's where all the work is done. current computers have multiple coarse it means it has multiple k public works ushthss working together as one. it hold all the information in the ram or hard or hard drive. it's the short time working memory for the computer interest it stores information while the computer is on >> the k f u is banning information backyard between the ram and the faster your programs are going to be run. if the hard drive can be cared the long-term america and you,
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store documents and movies >> the internal hard drives allow you to expand the hard drives. once you get on line with your expenditure it rewards or requires wifi and it allows you to connect without wiser the internet you have to have wiersz. the touch pad is how you send messages to the computer. the part of the computer is the o s is the operating systems. there are multiple operating systems available bus the most importantly is making astonish and windows. the major dividends can be boiled down to purchase. and making astonish is the
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programs you'll notice when you go do into the story e store they're more expensive they have you video editing and puc's towards office use and gaming things like that >> all those exponent are what you said into 3 general models the desktop the laptop and the tablet. the desktop is the home computer that you are desktops are good because their lower costs the downside once set up they can't go anywhere >> it's not something you're going to move around the other consideration is the screen side are you can have a larger laptop. a laptop is a potential computer
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and all the exponents are combined in a smaller passage. the laptop you can take to school and it's mobile. >> the laptop can travel with you but you should carefully consider how much travel you're going to do. >> the laptop are heavy they can have higher revolution if you want something small and a light hallway the table is new thank you it's lighter and has longer battery life. >> tablets are powerful but their abilities are more limited than the laptop and their nor for the internet or watching videos and laptops over word progressing and typing documents
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and using spreadsheets things like that. >> to figure out what expenditure is a good fit for you, you need to plan on what you want to do. >> there's a lot of things like e-mail and skype and being on facebook in fact, by you see seniors who are creating websites and doing graft design and having photograph. >> what programs will you be using or are you a casual suffer would you like to take it with you around town. >> it's great typing short e-mails by nothing extensive on a be tabltd. >> i need to be able to buy a good all around desk for $400
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but if you very specific he needs the cost can go up. you want 2 gig hurts and at least 4 gigs of ram. those store your videos and documents. if you're looking for a laptop try them out in the store as they have any touch pads >> there are different types of of mouse's and there's voice activation. >> once you have an idea of what you need be sure to shop aaron and compare on line and look at the mustards website for refurnished computers that come with a warrant. and they offer computers for
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much, much less. purchasing a computer should not be securey you can slejtd/select a system that can get you
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okay. we are on. good afternoon and welcome to the joint select committee of the board of supervisors and the board of education. i want to recognize our clerk today from
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sfusd and we want to thank our staff at sfgtv who make our meetings public and transcribe all of our public meetings. first, i do need to take a motion to excuse commissioner wynns from today's meeting and also supervisor breed, who are you replacing today? >> i'm replacing supervisor avalos. >> okay. so we need a motion to excuse commissioner wynns and supervisor farrell. can we take that motion? we'll take that motion without opposition. in their places we have supervisor london breed and we are joined by hide era mendoza.
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we have we are item on our list. please call the item. >> the clerk: item 1: hearing - san francisco unified school district's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming]1310101.sponsor: kimhearing to present san francisco unified school district's package of initiatives related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming, including the mayor's middle school leadership initiative, at the joint city and school district select committee >> the clerk: sf 11234 >> thank you. we do have some presenters here today. we have jim ryan, the new executive director for sfusd presenting how the initiative has been going. before we open up the presentation i want to allow any member of our committee to make any comments if you would like. seeing none, we'll move to our presentation. thank you
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miss ryan. >> just over five 5 months i have been in the position, one of the questions that comes up over again is have we aggregated engineering technology into an acronym and what does that mean. one of the things that we've tried to convey is that stem is neither a job nor a class. i worked as an engineer before becoming an administrator and the job i hold now is the first one that held the acronym stem in it. what we mean is that each of these elements has a connective tissue which enables those that
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are educated in these fields to problem solve. now whether that be as a scientist where you develop a hypothesis and test it in a labor whether it be an engineer in which you brainstorm, build perrot types, test them, have them fail and reiterate that prototype, what you are teaching students to do and what as engineers or technologist you are doing with that information is you are presented with a problem to solve and you are using various tools. you are using the best tools for that job. that is how we define what stem is. where is the need? >> actually, i'm sorry, before you keep going, it could be that the board of education talks about this issue all the
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time and may not need the background. if you can talk a little bit about how this came to be. this is a new initiative from the school district. i know because it's not something we always talked about at the school board and maybe you can talk about the mission and the goals before you launch into details. that would be great. >> sure. the initiative came to be over the past year as the district looked at it's direction in science and math particularly with the new math and science standards. there needed to be a greater umbrella, something that actually wove together in the thinking behind it so it wasn't two parallel tracks. in that weaving together is the 24th century scale is what we are looking for from our students. so that umbrella, that stem
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umbrella created and avenue for curriculum instruction. our office is in cabrillo. a direction to put this together, to ask for funding, to create a much more robust compartment to push through not only with science and math but push through with larger sites. further background, further than 5-6 months ago, i'm going to rely on my colleagues if you want to go further back from that. okay. when we talk about stem, many times we talk about the opportunities that are available for not only our students, but for our work force in general. and this slide here has a number of data
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points. >> can we have sf gov tv to put on the power points and the tell visions on for the public. >> in 2006 california had the highest number of high tech businesses by a wide margin more than any other state. and we sit in the bread basket of technology world. no surprise to any of us. but also as a share of our total work force those within the stem field were in the top quartile among any state even as popular as
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california is, we are among the highest quartile. not only is it in the highest proportion, the highest number, it's growing. those within the technology and engineering field are the fastest growing. so there is opportunity that is on going, yet there is an opportunity gap. there is a mismatch between those jobs that student can veil themselves up and the exposure to take on. that opportunity gap, there is a few data points i would like to point out. in the first one is done by the lawrence hall of science and found that in 2007, only one in five, k-5 teachers spent 1 hour or more on science instruction.
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the rest spent less. that tells us that our students aren't getting the opportunity to do science in their younger grades. so one of the consequences of this is math sits inert within them. they may learn the math but they don't know how to apply it out of a lesson because they are not given an opportunity. that's an opportunity gap. another opportunity gap and one which we in the school district speak about quite a bit and recognize as our primary charge are the statues -- students that are african american and latino students achieving at a much lower level. this is in california as a whole. 35 percent of african american and latino students by 11th grade
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they are in algebra 2. that is the traditional sequence and traditional timeline as opposed to 52 percent of white and 78 percent of asian students. the other piece is, where are we losing students in terms of interest? in 2012, this is from ed source as well and this is california data. 28 percent of our high school freshman said that they had a stem interest. we know from past projections that 5 percent of them will lose interest by the time they are in their senior year. that is not an occasion of our science and math and other stem cures -- courses in high school. we lost 72 percent
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in the k school. we are losing interest early. there are smart, well educated and very successful people who have proposed other solutions for how we satisfy that opportunity gap. one of them, joseph nay, former dean of harvard kennedy school says the united states will be able to enable the work force which is a billion from china who is only enforcing work force of 1.3 and the silicone valley have advocated for comprehensive immigration reform. in full disclosure, my mother immigrated here in 26
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from mexico city. i have some very strong opinions about immigration. much of what i would love to talk to you about over coffee. but what we are saying that we as an education system we can't do our job that they have to go outside of the work force and i reject that and we need to reject that. and that's where we take on stem as a whole. so what is stem charge? now, this is a statement that is common within sfusd, it's a very powerful statement of overcoming the predictive nature of demographics. the person i used to work with in a former job is the president and director of the museum of science. his name is mullist. he used to be the
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dean of engineering school at rutgers. he said students that go ahead a degree in engineering also has a family in engineering. that's not surprising. engineering is one of the least understood terms or professions by young people s an engineer a person who drives the train. is an engineer when your toilet breaks in a hotel and you call down and they say they are going to send engineering up? we have closets all over our schools that say engineering on them and when you open them up they contain a water heater. if we want students to go into these fields we need to give them exposure to what an engineer does and how an engineer thinks. we can't do that just for some of the kids. we can't do this just in specific courses that we call
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stem. or for a certain set of 30 or 50 or even 75 students who get an opportunity to get an externship out of school. we have to do all of this if we want to over come the power of demographics. we need to find solution for our problems. our problem to solve for stem is for 56,000 kids. we need to give students every confidence with the problem solving nature of the jobs within the stem field. and how are we going to do that? well, one of the things is when we roll out our efforts and we'll talk a little bit about what we are doing in
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math, a little bit about what we are doing in science and my colleague is going to talk about the mayor's initiative around technology. to remain relevant we need to show impact. we can't wait 5 years. whenever we design, whatever we are doing at c & i now, my staff know that we are designing it to have an impact measure initially. even if it's just a leading indicator, it needs to show something immediately. and the other reason is we can't scale something if we don't know if it works. so that is important to us. we need to be able to test things fail through an indicator if that's what will happen and revise and fail forward again because unless we
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test it and know it works, we won't scale it. it doesn't make any sense to do that. so, one of the reasons why it's the right tight -- time and the right place to take this on is, this is data that you may know and have, but there are roughly 10,000 districts across the 50 states. in those 10,000 districts, the largest in new york down to 47,000, we are at the smaller percent. that district serves 25 percent of the students and they serve 40 percent of our latino, african americans and under served students. if you are going

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